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Niall Griffiths


UK flag (b.1966)

Back in 2000 a passionate, poetic and obscene new literary voice came howling out of West Wales. Those vital utterances belonged to Niall Griffiths. In Grits, his debut novel, he mixed an unholy cocktail of heroin and geology. His blood-soaked follow-up Sheepshagger gave Welsh literature its first genuine cult anti-hero - Ianto.
 

Genres: Historical, Fantasy
 
Novels
   Grits (2000)
   Sheepshagger (2001)
   Kelly and Victor (2002)
   Stump (2003)
   Wreckage (2005)
   Runt (2006)
   Ten Pound Pom (2008)
   A Great Big Shining Star (2013)
   Broken Ghost (2019)
   Of Talons and Teeth (2023)
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Collections
   Red Red Roar (poems) (2015)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Fans (2017)
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Anthologies edited
   Heartland (2019) (with Carly Holmes and Rhiannon Hooson)
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Non fiction show
 
Niall Griffiths recommends
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Walk (2022)
James Rice
"A modern picaresque that will grab and guide you through some of Britain's last remaining wildernesses, both inner and outer: the Wales/England border, the ransacked sociopolitical contract, the crisis of contemporary masculinity and its effect on all kinds of interpersonal relationships, the crags and quicksands of the soul. It is compelling and propulsive from the serene and optimistic beginning all the way to the stricken end. Fantastic."
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The Voids (2022)
Ryan O'Connor
"The Voids is a wild, magical, and magnetically mad picaresque - it had me bellowing with laughter on one page and needing to weep on the next. I tore through it, and it through me. A brilliant debut."
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Iron Annie (2021)
Luke Cassidy
"It's wild and fierce and full of awful life. Also dead funny . . . This needs to be slapped on the arse and let out snorting into the world like a mustang horse."

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Anthologies containing stories by Niall Griffiths
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Perverted by Language (2007)
Fiction inspired by The Fall
edited by
Peter Wild
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Tell Tales (2004)
The Anthology of Short Stories
edited by
Courttia Newland and Nii Ayikwei Parkes

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